…to either something UNIREG specific or it's just Monty's English language skills in the 1980s. We'll come back to this one.
com_length is the length of all the comments for each field (but not the table)
An interval in UNIREG speak is a set of strings that are the options for ENUM or SET columns. The tricky bit is that it's unique intervals, not actual intervals, so two ENUM columns both having the options ‘Y' and ‘N' will use less space in the …
…enough internationalized web sites, and travelled to enough foreign countries and attempted to use English language sites back in the US, that I knew what kind of features I wanted:
Full parity between languages. Wherever possible the same content should be available to everyone.
Use sub-domains to contain different language versions. It's overkill/expensive to use different TLDs and it's annoying to have to twiddle query strings or paths to match a language.
No automatic translations …
Hey, it's HighScalability time:
@ actuallyshayne : Building cloud scalability is a lot like playing a tower defense game.
@ traviskaufman : lesson of the day: there is a major difference between "scalability" and "overcomplication"
…beautiful code, has created a mangled nightmare of a DSL when it comes to the actual English vocabulary developers use, when we actually speak to each other with human words.
Specifically, we have obliterated the distance between, the gem, and Active , the design pattern. Here's the pattern, which Martin Fowler identified, and which named ActiveRecord (the gem) after:
An object that wraps a row in a database table or view, …
…inconsequential ideas in an orgy of self-congratulation, all the while doing "brutal violence to the English language, to leave the spoken and written word bloodied and victimized on a cold cement floor, wishing for the sweet relief of death."
It would be Visual Basic-easy to dismissConstant's critique by characterizing him, as one commenter on put it, as "basically one type of hipster raging against the hipsterisms of a different type of hipster." …
— The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
Is it punchcards? Remote terminals?? ? Eclipse? ? C? Ruby? ? In the 1920s, it was considered important to learn how to use slide rules. In the 1960s, it was considered important to learn mechanical drawing. None of that matters today. I'm hesitant to recommend any particular approach to coding other than the fundamentals as outlined in Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware…
Learn from legendary Japanese Ruby hackerin this first English-language book on his own Distributed Ruby library ( ). Pick up distributed programming ideas straight from the source here. Available in print and e-book formats.
Exploring Ruby's Algorithm
, Ruby implementation spelunker extraordinaire, digs into , the regular expression engine used by MRI Ruby…
Learn from legendary Japanese Ruby hacker Masatoshi Seki in this first English-language book on his own Distributed Ruby library. You'll find out about distributed computing, advanced Ruby concepts and techniques, and the philosophy of the Ruby way---straight from the source.
This is, for example, the value supplied by Chrome 17 when set to the English language: Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.8
If you switch it to German, it'll send: Accept-Language: de-DE,de;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.6,en;q=0.4
Basically, this list specifies German as the most desired language, US-English as the middle ground, and, if all else fails, any dialect of English will do.
…notably, Wikipedia actually went dark for all of today, January 18th, rendering all of English language Wikipedia inaccessible . That turned the tide, and transformed SOPA/PIPA into something that average people would actually talk about and care about. There's no better way to raise awareness of the danger these bills pose than blacklisting one of the greatest resources the Internet has ever produced.
While SOPA/PIPA are still alive -- barely -- for now, I think it's safe …